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2009 Research Scholar Grants Projects

The 19 projects that won funding from the Research Scholar Grants program in 2009 are listed below. 


  • The Object of Study: Theory, Interdisciplinary and the State of the Humanities - Frederick Friedman (Robert Penn Warren Center)
  • Musical Remigration: Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe - Joy Calico (Blair School of Music)
  • Investigating Ceremonial and Domestic Practices in the Terminal Prehispanic and Early Colonial Andes through Archaeological Ceramic Analysis - Steve Wernke (Anthropology)
  • Diet, Nutritional Status and Dental Health: A Bioarchaeological Study of Ancient Food Practices and their Health Effects in the Wari Empire of the Andes (AD 600-1000)  - Tiffany Tung (Anthropology)
  • The Link between Perspective Taking and Deficient Empathy in Psychopathy - Stephen Benning (Psychology)
  • Songs of Reconciliation: Music and Genocide in Rwanda (Central Africa) - Greg Barz (Blair School of Music)
  • Epic Manipulations: The Tabulae Iliacae in their Roman Context - David Petrain (Classical Studeies)
  • What Modern Was, What Modern Is: A Recorded Survey of Post 1950 Modern American Works for the Oboe, and the Commissioning of New Works - Jared Hauser (Blair School of Music)
  • Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book-Cult in South Asia - Jinah Kim (History of Art)
  • Large Format Screenprinting at Vanderbilt - Mark Hosford (History)
  • Contesting Widowhood: Southern Black Women and the Post Emancipation State - Brandi Brimmer (History)
  • Aesthetics and Media: Word and Image in the Long 19th Century - Rachel Teukolsky (English)
  • New Book Project: Aesthetic Encounters in the British Atlantic World - Catherine Molineux (History)
  • Mehinaku Art: Social Change and the Evolution of an Aesthetic Tradition - Thomas Gregor (Anthropology)
  • Race, Ethnicity and Immigrant Acculturation in a New Immigrant Gateway - Katherine Donato (Sociology)
  • The Nashville Crucible: Out of the Workshops and into the Streets - Daniel Cornfield (Sociology)
  • Music, Authority, Community - Jennifer Lena (Sociology)
  • Two Studies of Greek Religion: Architectural Innovation and Cult Importation in Classical Greece - Bronwen Wickkiser (Classical Studies)
  • Funds to Cover Travel Expenses During Leave - Edward Friedman (Spanish & Portuguese)